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Archives - March 2012
March 26, 2012
March 24, 2012
Food Stamp Challenge - Vicki Berg Reflects on her Experiences
Posted by Aaron Smullin, Public Relations Coordinator - 03/24/12, 09:29 AM
March 23, 2012
Greg Miller Reflects on his Food Stamp Challenge
Posted by Aaron Smullin, Public Relations Coordinator - 03/23/12, 04:53 PM
March 22, 2012
Food Stamp Challenge – What I’ve Learned
Yesterdays Chicken Fried Rice was great. By mid-afternoon, I wished there was more. Chinese food does that to me. I baked chicken, carrots, bell pepper, onion and Italian dressing last night. I will add that to some rice for lunch today, another one of my cooking experiments.Read more...
Posted by Vicki Berg, Director of Finance and Administration - 03/22/12, 09:10 AM
March 21, 2012
Food Stamp Challenge Diabetic Choices
I have been looking at recipes for diabetics since this runs in my family. The American Diabetes Association is a good source for diabetics but they also realize that gluten-free is important to many.Read more...
Posted by Vicki Berg, Director of Finance and Administration - 03/21/12, 03:07 PM
Food Stamp Challenge-Experimenting is best
I need batteries in my camera so I did not get a picture of today’s lunch but that experiment turned out to be delicious. I highly recommend experimenting with recipes and ideas to fit your family and budget. Some of my best meals have been experiments.Read more...
Posted by Vicki Berg, Director of Finance and Administration - 03/21/12, 09:11 AM
March 20, 2012
What if? Food Stamp Challenge Day 2
Well, after warming up my lunch, it tasted good and was more than I needed. If I were doing this for a family, I would plan on one chicken breast to feed one adult and a small child or two older children.Read more...
Posted by Vicki Berg, Director of Finance and Adminstration - 03/20/12, 10:29 AM
March 19, 2012
Food Stamp Challenge with a twist: Day 1
I was patting myself on the back this morning. I was out of town and had not taken any of my food with me. I knew I could make it back to St. Joe without any problem because of the Jolly Ranchers I had in my purse and the large glass of water I had in the car.Read more...
Posted by Vicki Berg, Director of Finance and Adminstration - 03/19/12, 09:30 AM
March 18, 2012
Food Stamp Challenge with a twist
Welcome to my experiment. My name is Vicki Berg and I am the Director of Finance and Administration at Second Harvest and a recent resident in St. Joseph. My plan is to participate in this challenge with a twist: I will eat dairy and gluten-free this weekRead more...
Posted by Vicki Berg, Director of Finance and Administration - 03/18/12, 10:56 AM
March 16, 2012
March 14, 2012
Tamara's Food Stamp Challenge - Day 3
As I end day three of the the Food Stamp Challenge, I am becoming very humbled. I am so thankful for the life I have and the many blessings in my life. I can look forward to getting back to my "normal" routine in four days. I can go back to the store and buy what I want and if I don't feel like cooking, no biggie, I can eat out.Read more...
Posted by Tamara Grubb, COO - 03/14/12, 12:38 PM
March 12, 2012
March 07, 2012
An Experience - My Food Stamp Challenge
As I enter day 4 of the Food Stamp Challenge I would defiantly say it has been an eye-opening experience. When I went to the store I didn’t have any idea what I was going to buy. As I began to find items to eat for the week and put them in my cart I was adding up the total to make sure I didn’t go over my budget.Read more...
Posted by Aaron Smullin, Public Relations Coordinator - 03/07/12, 03:26 PM
March 05, 2012
Food Stamp Challenge - Not a Safety Net, but a Parachute
Second Harvest Community Food Bank CEO, David Davenport, is currently taking part in a month-long food stamp challenge to open the lines of communication about the importance of the Food Stamp (SNAP) program and the challenges folks face. David chats with Food Security Coordinator Christine Feuerbacher about her role in helping enroll individuals onto food stamps through Second Harvest's Close the Gap program.
Posted by Aaron Smullin - 03/05/12, 05:46 PM
March 02, 2012
Preparing for a Challenge
My name is Aaron Smullin and I am the Public Relations Coordinator for Second Harvest Community Food Bank. I will be joining David Davenport on the Food Stamp Challenge this week.Read more...
Posted by Aaron Smullin, Public Relations Coordinator - 03/02/12, 03:11 PM
Food Stamps aren't a Safety Net - they're a Trampoline
It's a presidential election year and competing views of how the American dream can both be attained and protected will be front and center in our national conversation. But while the American Dream, once an optimistic view of a nation serving as the "shining city on a hill," will be debated, the darker more challenging American Myth of employment will demand attention.Read more...
Posted by David Davenport, CEO - 03/02/12, 11:54 AM
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